Thursday, August 9, 2007

Cornelia Read: five favorite non-fiction books

From Cornelia Read's Amazon profile page:
A true list of my favorite books would crash the server. Here are five non-fiction titles I always keep on my desk (okay, it's really more of a cupboard, but as a piece of furniture it still serves me well in a desk-like way):

Hardboiled America: Lurid Paperbacks and the Masters of Noir by Geoffrey O'Brien

Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America by Nelson Aldrich

The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister's Memoir of Autism in the Family by Paul Karasik

Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Third Edition by Vernon J. Geberth

Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson by Robert Polito
Visit Cornelia Read's website, and check out the entry for her multiple award-nominated A Field of Darkness at the Page 99 Test.

--Marshal Zeringue